Press Release Summary:
Model 157 combines precision charge measurement capability with one USB serial interface to allow user to control unit from computer. With TREK software, operators can program test sequences and download test results, allowing quantitative tests to be repeated, analyzed, programmed, saved, and retrieved. Unit provides virtually infinite impedance loading of ion collecting plate, while allowing plate to be charged and monitored through same cable connection.
Original Press Release:
Trek's Model 157 Charged-Plate Monitor Automates Data Collection Through an Easy PC Connection
The new TREK Model 157 Charged-Plate Monitor combines TREK's patented precision charge measurement capability with a USB serial interface to allow the user to control the unit from their computer or when used with TREK software, enables the operator to program test sequences and download test results. This allows series of quantitative tests to be repeated, analyzed, programmed, saved and retrieved using PC-based software, which is a definite benefit for evaluating ionizer automation, decay tests for materials and triboelectric tests for materials. The Model 157 is able to store more than 1500 manual tests or up to 1000 automated test sequences and the saved test results are automatically date/time stamped. Test data is easily appendable with ionizer identification (ID) and environmental conditions using an optional bar-code reader and/or a thermohygrometer. The unit provides very high accuracy and virtually infinite impedance loading of the ion collecting plate, while allowing the plate to be charged and monitored through the same small-diameter cable connection. This technique also makes the measurement capacitance independent of the physical size and shape of the ion plate. Therefore, the size and shape of the plate, as well as its measurement capacitance, may be customized to match a particular ESD-sensitive device within high technology fields such as disk drive, LCD, semiconductor, GMR and TMR manufacturing. The unit can also be conformed to the ANSI ESD STM3.1 standard test method, if desired.
For additional information regarding the TREK Model 157 Charged-Plate Monitor, please contact: Lorna J. Finch, Marketing Specialist, TREK, Inc.; 11601 Maple Ridge Rd.: Medina, NY 14103-9710, USA; Voice: 1-800-FOR-TREK (367-8735), x 283; Fax: 585-798-3106; E-mail: Lorna.J.Finch@trekinc.com.